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The 7th Knot
It's summer vacation, 1896, and Miles and his brother must spend it with rich, irritable Uncle Eustace, who wants to purchase art for his mansion. Little do the boys know that their summer will take them on a high-flying chase across Italy and Germany, searching for an answer to the mysterious disappearance of thier uncle's servant and six woodcuts by the famous ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Cavendish Square Publishing
(first published 2003)
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The 7th Knot by Kathleen Karr is historical fiction for the middle school crowd. It was kind of up and down though. Parts were a little slow but then the action would pick up and I'd be pulled back into the story. And there was a lot of action when it was moving. The boys are pretty smart and inventive and take it upon themselves to find the missing valet. Of course, they also want to find the woodcuts. The conspiracy they stumble upon is pretty dangerous though, and they have several close ...more
An exciting historical novel with two unusual young heroes (Wick and Miles) who banter their way through Europe as they search for a missing person and for six woodcuts by Albrecht Durer. A fascinating read for lovers of art, mystery, and adventure.
Kathleen Karr was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and grew up on a chicken farm in Dorothy, New Jersey. After escaping to college, she worked in the film industry, and also taught in high school and college. She seriously began writing fiction on a dare from her husband. After honing her skills in women’s fiction, her children asked her to write a book for them, (It Ain’t Always Easy, Farrar, ...moreMore about Kathleen Karr...